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Here we have a cable stayed bridge! with backstory! sort of....
About this creation
So, first for the backstory, because why not!

This bridge was built to cross the harbor entrance of Tarnzop (completely fictional and made up port city, any resemblance to real ports is unintentional, so there!). Before the bridge the only way to cross the harbour was by ferry, which was slow and crowded. There were two options to cross, a bridge and a tunnel, in the end a bridge was decided, for various reasons (because it looks better) So a bridge spanning the 2.4+ km wide harbour entrance was constructed.

I also have a map of this fictional port at the end of the page

On the upper deck it carriers 8 lanes each way (6 lanes + shoulder + bus lane) but only till the toll gates on either side.
Below it carries the metro rail line, 1 line each way.

Now for the stats, This is built roughly to the scale of 1 stud = 14.5 m

Total deck length: 180 studs, 144.3cm
Length at waterline: 168 studs, 135.5 cm
Main span: 88 studs, 70 cm
main span at waterline: 86 studs, 67.1 cm
height above waterline: 33 studs, 26 cm
Deck height: 14 studs, 11 cm
Maximum clearance: 11.4 studs 8.7 cm

Now for the pics

Main pic was from Northern side, this is from the Southern side

Full length of the bridge

From the top

From the road deck

Also from the road deck, this time beside one of the towers

Looking up at the tower

From one end, between the road decks

From top of one tower

This is how much the bridge droops without the supports on each end.



From the bottom of one of the pylons


Aha! we have micro ships!

Looking down from the deck at the ships underneath

From the top of the tower

From above the waterline



Weight!! Here we have a TV remote and an A/C remote



Veiw from container ship approaching the bridge

Here's is a link to the ships

Under Construction:
Unfortunately, due to not getting the string when starting construction , i wasn't able to build it like a real bridge.

The Pylons

Frame of the deck

Tower and first cables


Right after completion, you will notice that the bridge hasn't settled yet, after about 10 minutes we will get the full droop.

Now for the drawings of Tarnzop port.

First we have the entire port
The red line is the Harbour circular metro line, and the black line is the ring road
The light blue lines mark the area taken by each organization or industry

Here we have the oil and gas terminal storage and docks in the middle, this will receive oil tankers, LNG tankers, etc.
To the left we have the South ferry Terminal.
On the bottom we have the repair and construction area, with lots of dry docks and such.

In the middle we have the harbour bridge, which is the Bridge i made.
To the left of the bridge we can see the West ferry Terminal.

Here we have the navy and coast guard area
To the left of the coast guard area we have the North ferry Terminal

Here we have the container depot in the middle
To the right of the container depot we have the Heavy cargo and Dry bulk cargo area.
To the left of the container depot we have the inland cargo area, anything going upriver is loaded here.

Port authorities area 2 in the middle (upside down letters). This is for the incident response vessels.

Here we have the cruise ship terminal, main ferry terminal, and yacht piers.
To the left of that we have the Port authorities area 1, This is for all the harbour patrol boats, pilot boats and the fleet of tugboats that any large port has.

In the middle we have the fishing vessel piers, and behind that is obviously a massive fish market :P

Well that is all

THANK YOU for viewing.

Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)


 I like it 
  July 13, 2014
Fine cable-stayed bridge. With a little more moderate color choice it would look quite realistic. Looks like you have had a good time Building this, and with all the small ships it has great playvalue.
 I like it 
  July 13, 2014
As with the ships, awesome build!
 I like it 
  July 13, 2014
This is really impressive! I like how the bridge is actually supported by the string. I also like how you made a detailed map of the port. 5/5
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